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By The Publisher On Thursday, December 8th, 2022
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Freedom of choice

By Hilbert Haar The Common Court of Justice has ordered Aruba and Curacao to allow marriages between partners of the same sex. That order had not gone into effect yet, because both countries could appeal the ruling More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 8th, 2022
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Court orders Aruba and Curacao to allow same-sex marriages

WILLEMSTAD — Curacao and Aruba can no longer prevent marriages between partners of the same sex. The Common Court of Justice ruled on December 6 in two separate, though identical cases, that refusing to marry More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 8th, 2022
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King orders investigation into his family’s role in colonial history

THE HAGUE — Prof. Dr. Gert Oostindie has been appointed as the chairman and lead researcher of a committee that will investigate the role of the royal family in the colonial history. King Willem-Alexander More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 5th, 2022
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Don’t come back, or how did you get that job again?

Dear Editor, Students who go away to study are doing so for particular reasons, whether they know or not the ranking of the reasoning. But what guarantees do students have of a different life from those who came More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 4th, 2022
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Front men

By Terrance Rey The time-tested and true use of a front man in business on Sint Maarten is a well-known phenomenon. This phenomenon is in line with the strategy: Own nothing, control everything. Unfortunately, More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
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Being busy

This week Minister Doran caught my attention with a very interesting statement. He said during an interview on Thursday with Lady Grace on The Breakfast Lounge that and I quote “There is a systematic approach More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
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Minister Doran: “There is a systematic approach to keep me busy and to prevent progress”

PHILIPSBURG — “If it were up to me, I would fix all infrastructure. But it is all about the money and about prioritizing. Financing is one of our major issues,” Minister of Public Housing, Urban Planning, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 1st, 2022
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Alegria loses battle for long lease rights

PHILIPSBURG — More than six years ago, Alegria Real Estate, owner of what is now the Morgan Resort in Burgeaux Bay, asked for long lease rights to a water parcel adjacent to its property. VROMI-Minister Miklos More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 1st, 2022
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More than 6,500 people under the poverty line on Saba, Statia and Bonaire

PHILIPSBURG — More than 6,500 inhabitants in Caribbean Netherlands (Saba, Statia and Bonaire) are living under the poverty line. This appears from a study by the Dutch Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
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MP Bijlani elected chairman of parliament

PHILIPSBURG — Parliament elected  MP Sidharth Bijlani (UP) as the successor of MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten for the function of chairman. MP Rolando Brison (UP) was elected as the second vice-chair. MP Heyliger-Marten More...